Central Tea Rooms
Central Tea Rooms in Stamford
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Outside Central Tea Rooms in Stamford
Excellent loose-leaf tea and pastries that really taste as if they came straight from the oven at home in this tea room that has been a baker’s for over 150 years. The building was once the wool merchants’ guildhall, though the views of the central square have changed a bit since the Dutch barges stopped coming through.
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Home-baked cakes that really taste home-baked. Try the macaroons, the parkin, the frangipane or the flapjacks – whatever you taste, you’ll want more. On the savoury side, the local dish is Lincolnshire pork sausages with onion gravy. And a very nice pot of loose-leaf tea. The bread is pretty good, too, though some of the best bread is bought in from local suppliers and doesn’t always arrive before 11am.
7 Red Lion Square, Stamford, Lincolnshire, PE9 2AJ
01780 763 217
Monday – Thursday 9.00am – 4.45pm (last table serve in café at 4.30pm)
Friday – Saturday 8.00am – 4.45pm
In mediaeval days, ships would arrive from the Netherlands. Today there are regular buses from Grantham and Peterborough. And it’s a well worthwhile spot to stop if you are driving along the A1 (just a one mile detour into Stamford). Trains on the Birmingham to Stansted Airport cross country line stop here.